I am attempting to create a solution to launch remote processes in an environment which is very stable, and I know the user base will have Windows 7 - most will have no updates to it though.

Remote SSIS Package Execution with PowerShell 2.0 says that Windows 7 comes with PowerShell 2.0 and would therefore be capable of the remote execution, but I seem to remember having to upgrade my machine to PowerShell 2. I am currently on v3 of PowerShell and don't have access to the machines on which the script would need to run.

What version of PowerShell comes with Windows 7 out of the box?

  • You have the correct answer from the horse's mouth... Why ask again? – Austin T French Sep 26 '13 at 20:13
  • The path it is installed in on one of the machines is %SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe It is a strange path to install v2.0, no? – Thronk Sep 26 '13 at 20:14
  • I haven't updated Powershell on my Win7 machine and it's on v1. – Yass Sep 26 '13 at 20:14
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    @AthomSfere Cross-site duplicates are allowed, and since linked posts don't show up in the sidebar across SE sites, it's useful to have the information here as well. – John Bensin Sep 27 '13 at 16:30
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    @AthomSfere - Not same question anyway, as it is not "how to determine version" but "what version comes in Win7 without updates. – Thronk Apr 28 '14 at 20:25

I recently installed Windows 7 on a fresh system, and running get-host in PowerShell tells me I'm running version 2.0, even though it's installed in the v1.0 folder.

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PS C:\Users\user> get-host

Name             : ConsoleHost
Version          : 2.0
InstanceId       : 61ef8a3b-0212-4743-87a1-eb2c00fb1e29
UI               : System.Management.Automation.Internal.Host.InternalHostUserI
CurrentCulture   : en-US
CurrentUICulture : en-US
PrivateData      : Microsoft.PowerShell.ConsoleHost+ConsoleColorProxy
IsRunspacePushed : False
Runspace         : System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.LocalRunspace
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